A Millard South assistant principal who has been charged with first-degree sexual assault of a Millard student waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday.
Matthew Fedde, 45, is accused of having a sexual relationship with the 15-year-old student from Millard South High. The judge left Fedde’s bail at $500,000. Fedde would have to post 10 percent of that, or $50,000, to be released.
In addition to the sexual-assault charge, Fedde also has been charged with intentional child abuse.
According to an Omaha police report, the student’s parents learned through her journal that she had been having a sexual relationship with Fedde. Police accessed the girl’s cellphone and school surveillance video to corroborate information in the journal.
Video from the school confirmed an account by the girl in her journal, police said. In that passage, she wrote that the two met in a counselor’s office, with Fedde heading there first and her following shortly thereafter.
The police report says the most recent encounter between the two occurred Dec. 12.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that Fedde and the girl twice had intercourse on school property. The two also had engaged in oral sex and she had been digitally penetrated multiple times, prosecutors said.
Fedde was arrested Thursday afternoon and booked into the Douglas County Jail.
Fedde’s attorney said Tuesday that his client contends the charges are untrue. He described Fedde as upbeat despite having had to spend the holidays in jail.
The Millard school district was informed of the alleged relationship via the Millard Safe Schools Hotline, which is run by Boys Town, a district spokeswoman said. Millard district officials informed police.
Millard officials informed parents and staff via email Thursday of the actions taken against Fedde.